Inside the Saint Michael Church in Steyr
The church of St. Michael at the foot of Tabor is one of the monuments of the Eisenstadt. Unlike other churches, it is in the north-south direction, whereby the main facade is effective advantage. The baroque, the church of St. Michael in Munich was related to construction in the years 1635 to 1677, the Society of Jesus perform, which was founded during the Catholic faith renewal with imperial support 1630 in Steyr 1632 and opened a branch school. Eleven houses were demolished in order (for the church and built from 1657 to 1661 the college tract today Bundesrealgymnasium create) space. Generously sponsored the building of churches, the Lamberg, Bernhard Graf von Thonhausen and the Prince of Eggenberg. Emperor Ferdinand gave 8000 guilders.
This is a panorama right at the confluence of the Enns and Steyr rivers. In the last years a lot of f...
This viewpoint in front of the castle Steyr gives a good overview of the confluence of the Enns and S...
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states.
Text by Steve Smith.